Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Intercept X Achieves Highest Scores in NSS Labs 2019 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Group Test

Sophos announced that its next-gen endpoint solution, Sophos Intercept X, was recognized for having the highest security effectiveness and the most efficient TCO (total cost of ownership) of the 19 endpoint security products tested in the 2019 AEP Group Test published by NSS Labs. The 2019 Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP 3.0) Group Test tested 21 products from […]

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SqwidNet launches second round of its IoT SA University Challenge

SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge. The nationwide technology competition is aimed at getting university students in South Africa to solve real-world challenges using the Internet of Things (IoT). “We developed this initiative in partnership with Sigfox as we believe that young people have a very different view of the […]

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Warner Music licenses Boomplay to distribute its music in ten African countries

Africa’s music streaming and download service Boomplay has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music in ten African countries. The terms of the partnership will allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’sextensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its community of listeners in […]

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Infinix HOT 7

Infinix HOT 7 and HOT 7 Pro Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

The Infinix HOT 7 was spotted on Infinix’s e-commerce site infinixmall.ke last week. Infinix had opened pre-orders for the device. We understand there are two devices, the Infinix Hot 7 and the pro version, the HOT 7 Pro. The highlight of the HOT 7 according to Infinix is the display and camera profile. Below are […]

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Huawei Y6 Prime 2019

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Huawei launched the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 in the country this February. The phone officially went on sale on 15th February for Ksh. 13,499.   The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 is also the first budget smartphone from the company in the country running on Pie. Below are the specs: Display Size 6.09 inches +Dewdrop display, […]

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Kenyan Blockchain Startup CapAgri selected into æternity Ventures’s 2nd Starfleet Accelerator Program

Kenyan startup CapAGRI Africa is among the blockchain startups from around the world selected to take part in æternity Venture’s ‘Starfleet’ Accelerator Programme. CapAGRI Africa is a last-mile mobile financing platform for Smallholder farmers across African Agricultural Markets CapAGRI aims to provide smallholder farmers more favourable, affordable and below-market interest rates on cash advances and […]

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Africa’s Smartphone Market Sees First Growth Since 2015, IDC Report

Africa’s smartphone market grew 2.3% in 2018 to total 88.2 million units, according to the latest figures announced by IDC.

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[Column] Open banking to transform East Africa’s digital financial services

Open banking is revolutionising the financial services landscape across the world, and presents opportunities for transformation and financial inclusion throughout East Africa. However, the region should learn from the experiences of other markets and leapfrog directly to the next era of open banking, says International mobile technology specialist at Myriad Connect. Open banking, in which […]

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KERB App in Kenya

Australian Parking App Kerb Now Available in Kenya

Australian Parking App Kerb has launched in Kenya to help homeowners rent out their car park spaces. Kerb offers a car management solution that lets churches, schools, shopping malls, and even learning institutions to better manage their parking spaces. It also enables businesses to put their car parking spaces to work helping them generate extra […]

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With the best guest post services, get the best outreach

Guest blogs are mainly used as a tool for increasing reader traffic on online platforms like websites by the blog owners. Typically, guest blogs are content that are written by people called bloggers who are not the owners of the blog. The best guest post servicealso provide the best outreach services that are offered by […]

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Building a Raspberry Pi Security Camera

The Raspberry Pi, although it may feel like it’s been around forever, it’s only been within the public subconscious for the last seven years. Bursting on to the scene in 2012, these single board computers have since hit the 25 million sales mark. Originally created to teach basic computer science in schools and developing counties, […]

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Microsoft opens its Africa’s first data centres in South Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This makes Microsoft the first global provider to deliver cloud services from datacentres on the continent, which will help companies securely and reliably move their businesses […]

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3 Kenyan Startups Selected To Pitch At The ‘Next Billion’ EdTech Prize In Dubai

Next Billion EdTech Prize was founded in 2018 by Indian billionaire Sunny Varkey’s Varkey Foundation, to recognize innovation in education in low income and emerging markets.

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Nigeria’s Fintech Startup TeamApt closes $5.5M Series A Round To Scale Into Additional Markets

TeamApt, a Nigerian startup that provides digital solutions and payment infrastructure for Africa, has closed on a $5.5M Series A round, led by Quantum Capital Partners. The Lagos-based company is a leader in the development of Digital Banking, Digital Business solutions and running Payment Infrastructure for Africa. The new funding will see the company scale […]

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Recording Skype calls for being more organized

When it comes to business, Skype is one of the preferred communication channels for organizations worldwide. However, we all are familiar with the hassle of digging deep into our chat conversation, in order to remember what exactly was one was talking about. The best alternative in such a case can be recording your Skype calls and […]

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rain and Nokia launch first commercial-ready 5G network in South Africa

South African operator rain and Nokia have announced the launch of the country’s first commercial-ready 5G network in Cape Town, following the deployment of the first 5G site last November. The achievement supports rain’s goal to introduce 5G services at the earliest possible time in line with South Africa’s vision to ensure a seamless information […]

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[Column] Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected. The internet has become a very vital part of our lives and has transformed how we live, work, play and learn. As the fourth industrial revolution dawns, it is largely characterised by digital technologies, powered by the […]

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Mastercard and Angaza partnership

Mastercard and Angaza partner to roll out digital payment solution in emerging markets

Mastercard entered into a new partnership with last-mile distribution technology leader Angaza to roll out a digital payment solution for emerging markets. The solution is expected to increase access to affordable necessities, like solar home systems and water pumps, for people and businesses in these markets across the globe. The partnership with leverage Angaza’s pay-as-you-go (PAYG) […]

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[Column] Building the Intelligent Telco Enterprise – Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018, thanks in part to the popularity of over-the-top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp that offer low-cost alternatives to messaging and voice calling, the industry is still set for growth. According to the Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report by Ovum, mobile […]

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Liquid Telecom deploys IoT network in Western and Nyanza to monitor fish ponds

Liquid Telecom Kenya has deployed an Internet of Things (IoT) network in Western Kenya and Nyanza to monitor and protect freshwater fish populations. The company has connected ten pilot-phase sensors that monitor water temperature and pH values in ponds. The sensors send information and feeding instructions to farmers through an Android and iOS app called […]

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SMEs at risk of digital exclusion, says ICAEW

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned that smaller businesses could be excluded from world government’s plans to make business transactions digital. This is according to new research in which they have compared the success and failure of global attempts to digitalize tax. This is on the back of recent […]

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GSMA 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report

80% of women in low- and middle-income countries are now mobile owner, GSMA Report

80 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries are now mobile owners. This is according to the GSMA’s 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report released today. The report further notes that mobile is the primary means of internet access in these markets, where 48 per cent of women use mobile to get online. Despite […]

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Mobile Data for Social Impact forum

Government and Private Sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework

The Government has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact. The measures were announced at a regional forum on ‘Mobile Data for Social Impact’ held in Nairobi […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Samsung finally unveiled the much-awaited Galaxy S10.  Samsung launched four unique devices in the  Galaxy S10 lineup is composing of the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e and S10 5G. With the four unique devices, Samsung says the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market, so consumers can do more […]

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ASUS introduces its ZenBook, VivoBook and TUF Gaming laptop models in Kenya

ASUS has introduced its new laptop models, ZenBook, VivoBook and TUF Gaming into the Kenyan market as it seeks to boost its market share and expand into the wider East African markets. Speaking in Nairobi, ASUS Regional Manager for Africa, Israel and Turkey Bora Aras said boosting the company’s operations in Kenya was an essential […]

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Jumia Super Brand Day

Jumia and Unilever Super Brand Day to offer massive discounts on consumer goods for online shoppers

Jumia Kenya will from Monday 25th February 2019 run the first ever-ever Jumia Super Brand Day, a one-day shopping event for online shoppers. The company has teamed up with consumer goods company Unilever East Africa in building up this online retail experience that will see customer enjoy huge discounts on Unilever products. During the campaign, […]

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Utimaco and Astel sign distribution partnership for HSMs in the Africa region

Astel, a leading provider for IT infrastructure and office automation solutions on the African continent, and Utimaco, the global number two in Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), have announced a distribution partnership for the Africa region. HSMs by Utimaco provide the ‘Root of Trust’ to a wide range of industries, encompassing financial and payment services, the automotive […]

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Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Central Management Platform Now Features All Next-Gen Cybersecurity Protection from Sophos

Addition of Sophos XG Firewall provides advanced Synchronized Security capabilities for accelerated response to cyberattacks from a single cloud-based management console

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Meet LG TONE Platinum SE and LG TONE Ultra SE, LG’s fitness fanatics audio wearables

Are you a fitness fanatic seeking the next generation of audio wearable to keep you company during your sweating hours? Well, LG has the perfect tech gifts for you! LG has introduced the LG TONE Platinum SE (model HBS-1120) with a dedicated Google Assistant button and LG TONE Ultra SE (model HBS-835S) featuring an external […]

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Video: Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 Unboxing

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 Unboxing Read: The Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 officially goes on sale in Kenya today Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya Have anything to add to this story? Leave us a comment in the comments section below. In the meantime, follow or subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you don’t […]

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Enlightening Details About the 2019 Trends For Web Design

Web design is growing rapidly as time progresses and as technology improves. In a period of a few months, there are a lot of changes that usually happen in web design and this is the main reason why it is important to always stay updated. While designing a website it is paramount to consider the […]

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Mastercard and Angaza partnership

The Mastercard Love Index shows rising e-commerce spending in Kenya

The annual Mastercard Love Index indicates that Kenyans are willing to dig deeper into their pockets to make their partners happy and that they are going online to do it, there has been a 152% increase in the number of e-commerce transactions between 2016 and 2018. The Mastercard Love Index, which is created by analyzing […]

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Column: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

It was reported that Clark Kerr, the first chancellor of the University of California, once said that the ‘status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed’. The Latin phrase has come to define political and business conversations and is the one thing that cannot be maintained in the face of digital disruption. According to IDC, 90% […]

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Vodacom and Facebook partner to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom has announced a new partnership with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows peoples to stay connected with news updates all free of charge. With Facebook Flex, customers will be able to switch between free and date modes where users will still be able to like, comment, share content all without […]

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MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

South Africa based mobile telecommunications major; MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. “MTN and Oracle partnered in 2018 to […]

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Freeze your perfect love over with this unconventional LG Valentine’s tech gift

That 21-century refrigerators come with so many dazzling features makes it easier to forget what their main job has always been – to simply chill your food. Internet connectivity, temperature regulation, unique sensor technology and user-friendliness are just but a few of the impressive feature you can expect to come across in recent fridge designs. […]

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Infor Lands $1.5 Billion Investment Ahead of Potential IPO

Infor, a New York-based cloud software specialised by industry, has landed a massive $1.5 billion investment from its existing shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC (KED) and Golden Gate Capital. This investment builds on KED’s investment of more than $2 billion in early 2017, and it represents an important milestone as Infor considers a potential IPO […]

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Column: Cloud computing unlocking rapid innovation in Africa

Africa is a continent pulsating with energy and this carries over from its beautiful cultures to business and innovation. Digitalisation is permeating every industry, with cloud computing rapidly becoming an essential component of business transformation. Powered by the energy so infused on the continent, there is a focus on consolidation and a persistence as organisations […]

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Local SEO 101: A 6-Point Guide To Rank Your Business

Local SEO is a search engine optimization tactic that businesses use to focus their SEO strategies on local searches. Instead of competing with other businesses all over the world, they focus on one location so they can have a better chance to rank high in search engine results pages or SERPs. Therefore, it can give […]

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Safaricom Announces New Bundles That Offer Both Calls and Data

Safaricom has today announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package. The bundles offer customers a choice of five price options including KES 1,000, KES 2,000, KES 3,000, KES 5,000 and KES 10,000 for a 30-day bundle. Based on their needs, customers have […]

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Facebooks opening its first Sub-Saharan Africa Content Review Centre in Kenya

Facebook is opening its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi Kenya. The company has partnered with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise to open the center. It will employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of the year, who will support a […]

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Safaricom Partners With KAPS to Enable M-PESA Parking Payment

Safaricom has partnered with KAPS to enable motorists across the country pay for their parking by M-PESA. The partnership will see the service provider integrate M-PESA to their platform, allowing cashless payments at more than 50 locations including malls and hospitals for the first time. “We realized that parking is one of the services that […]

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Google and Kenya Scouts Association launch 2019 edition of Web Rangers programme

The Kenya Scouts Association, with the support of Google yesterday launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety at an event to mark Safer Internet Day. The initiative has been implemented in over 15 countries and was launched in Kenya in 2015. This year, Web Rangers is expanding its reach […]

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Nairobi Garage opens third business hub in Karen

Nairobi Garage, a premium business hub for innovative and growing businesses has launched new premises in Karen, now offering three state-of-the-art hubs creating an interlinking coworking network spanning the whole of Nairobi. The new space in Karen offers 14,000 sq ft of workspace, making the total workspace provided by Nairobi Garage across its three locations […]

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Facebook partners with African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

Tomorrow, on 5th February the world will be celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people. To support this day, Facebook has announced that it has partnered with more than 20 African NGOs and government agencies in […]

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[Column] Charting a new course for Africa’s economic prosperity

Imagine a world where the laws of business survival are being redefined and new competitive market models re-assembled with the advent of 4th industrial revolution. Emerging technologies are changing the way organisations shape their offerings and service new markets. They are the muses of innovation and inspiration and the keys to unlocking the potential of […]

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Smart viewing with LG 8K AI television

You’re all geared up for Africa cup of nations –or, if football isn’t your thing, maybe you’re anticipating the IAAF world championships. Either way, you have your pizza, your beer, or you’re brand-new, beautiful OLED TV. But is that OLED giving your ultimate immersive experience? This year, LG will be upscaling their experience on the […]

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Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions this February thanks to LG’s wearable tech

Following the long Christmas holiday, an obsession to cut weight is back! Despite Njaanuary, the need to keep fit remains a necessity.  According to the WHO report on Africa, life expectancy across Africa is improving significantly having jumped from 50.9 years in 2012 to 53.8 years in 2015. Instances of deaths resulting from major health […]

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Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

Huawei launched the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 in the country this week. The company is selling the device at Ksh.19,999 and Pre-orders kicked off yesterday until 7th February. Huawei has also partnered with Lipa Later a credit facility that lets you pay for any device of your choice then pay monthly including the new Huawei […]

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Matrix Deconstructed: The trend for targeted ransomware continues

Endpoint security leader Sophos has released a new report  about a new ransomware family called Matrix. The malware has been operating since 2016 and Sophos has tracked 96 samples in the wild. Like previous targeted ransomware, including BitPaymer, Dharma and SamSam, the attackers who are infecting computers with Matrix have been breaking in to enterprise networks […]

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Huawei unveils the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 in Kenya for Ksh. 17,999

Huawei Mobile Kenya has today unveiled its latest device in the Y Series, the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019. The device was launched at an event held at the New Stanley Hotel and will retail at Kshs 17,999. Pre-orders for the phone also kicked off today until 7th February and Huawei says consumers who pre-order will […]

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5 Security Tips To Protect Your Website From Hackers

Most websites right now are using online marketing, and many people claim hackers can’t affect their site. That’s when you lower your guard, and your site crumbles before you. Hacking is quite a problem with blog owners and personal websites, but a huge problem for marketing sites. Many people believe that if they know how […]

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Kalon Venture Partners leads a $1.5M round investment into SA startup Flow

South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners has announced a lead investment of $1,465,400 in local proptech platform Flow, an app that rewards tenants for good behaviour. With Flow, the first app of its kind in the world, tenants in South Africa get rewarded for registering, adding their property details, paying their rent on time, […]

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Nokia 3.1 Plus, Specs, Price and availability in Kenya

The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in Baltic and Charcoal colours and is already available in the market -selling for an estimated Ksh 17,500.

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Safaricom’s M-PESA Global nominated for Global Mobile Awards 2019

Safaricom’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards 2019 (GLOMO Awards). The service which was launched in November last year has been nominated under the Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce. M-PESA global allows all M-PESA customers to send money to any individual across the world through a variety of channels including directly […]

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Creditinfo new solution to combat synthetic identity fraud for Kenyan mobile lending market

Creditinfo has launched a new Integrated anti-fraud solution to combat identity fraud for the Kenyan mobile lending market. According to the credit information and risk management solutions provider, the solution uses advanced analytics to combat the fraud. “The credit bureau already contains significant data which can be used to highlight potential fraudulent applications, this solution […]

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HP names Elisabeth Moreno VP & Managing Director for HP Africa

HP has announced the appointment of Elisabeth Moreno as the new Managing Director for HP Inc. Africa effective immediately. Based in Johannesburg, Elisabeth Moreno takes over from David Rozzio who will move to another leadership position at HP, leading its Central Europe cluster. In this new role, Moreno will be responsible for providing country leadership […]

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CDC announces new investment to support high-growth SMEs in Nigeria

CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has announced a new investment designed to support high-growth SMEs in Nigeria. CDC has made a US$15 million commitment to CardinalStone Capital Advisors Growth Fund (“CCA”), a first-time, Nigeria-focused fund that targets SMEs across six sectors: agriculture, industrials, FMCG, healthcare, education and financial services. CCA will use CDC’s capital […]

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Andela raises a further $100M in new round of funding

Andela has today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to $180M. Andela was founded in 2014 to connect Africa’s engineering talent with […]

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‘Collection #1’ data breach leaks more than 700M email addresses

In what has been described as one of the largest data breach in history, the Troy Hunt owned Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) website last week revealed another huge cache of breached email addresses and passwords. Known as Collection #1, the data breach is said to have leaked more than 700 million emails and passwords. […]

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Featured Image: Jumia MD, Sam Chappatte, PS, State Department of Trade, Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) and Florence Kimata - SMEs Advisor - (Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Cooperatives) addressing the media during the event. 

Jumia wants to grow its products offering to 10 million in 2019

Jumia wants to cross 10 million products offering on its e-commerce platform in 2019, with new brands exclusive on the platform. The e-commerce leader also plans to grow its market place and vendors on the Jumia platform. This is according to Jumia MD Sam Chappatte. Sam was speaking during an interview with TechTrendsKE to share the company’s […]

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Nokia 5.1 Plus is getting hot slice of Android Pie

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android 9 Pie. With Android 9 Pie upgrade arriving on the Nokia 5.1 Plus, a total of seven Nokia smartphones would be running the latest Android OS, giving users access to the […]

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Zimbabweans turn to VPNs following internet shutdown by government

Zimbabweans are turning to Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com. The restrictions have resulted in a spike of interest in VPNs among Zimbabwean internet users, according to internal data from BestVPN.com. The comparison site recorded a 1,560 percent increase on Monday and […]

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MEST Africa Challenge

MEST opens applications for its $50 MEST Africa startup Challenge

MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for tech scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire who are ready to expand into new markets. This year’s finalists from each country will attend the MEST Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, June 10-12, 2019, […]

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Hackathon software, the innovation is scaled in the right manner now

Hackathon software is the need of time we can say. The hiring persons do not know what skills exactly have within their access and how to find out the right solutions at the right time. They should know about how to find out a right solution and how to make use of the same with […]

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WorldRemit has launched low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide. Using the WorldRemit app or website, customers can now send money as easily as sending an instant message to global destinations including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, India and Pakistan. According to the World Bank, South […]

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Microsoft South Africa appoints Lillian Barnard as new Managing Director

Barnard, the current Director for Public Sector at Microsoft, will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm.

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Branch raises Ksh 500M arranged by Centum-owned advisory firm, Barium Capital​

All commercial paper issuances have been arranged by the Centum-owned advisory firm, Barium Capital. This latest investment will be used to expand Branch’s services in Kenya.

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Editorial: What Will the Next Phase of Smartphone Innovation Bring?

By Hark-sang Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of Visual R&D Team, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics In light of modest global sales recently, some observers say that smartphone innovation has hit a bottleneck, as new devices bear more iterative upgrades instead of groundbreaking features. Others even predict that the smartphone era may be coming to an […]

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The Need To Explore Space: Tunapanda Institute Plans to Open A Space Exploration Facility in Kibera

Tunapanda Institute was started 6 years ago by Jay Larson and Mick Larson, two globally nomadic brothers from the US with the aim of spreading digital skills globally, starting with Africa. The institution’s model of training young people for three months in practical skills in the fields of technology, design, and business has proven to […]

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Five things you didn’t know you could do with Google Search

Since the launch of Search 20 years ago, Google has built in several useful features and tools to help make everyday life easier. Whether you are looking for information related to your career, education or health, Search provides quick access to tools and reliable resources to help you make informed decisions. Here are some other […]

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Jumia Super Brand Day

Jumia is selling items under Ksh.500 at half the price

Jumia has launched a Stock up campaign that will see its customers purchase up to 500 items under Ksh.500 at half the price. Dubbed Jumia Stock Up Week 500 Items up to 50% off, the campaign will run from 9th to 13th January both on the Jumia website and app. According to a statement from […]

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GSMA 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report

The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones.  According to Joachim Wuilmet, Head of […]

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Nokia 6.1 Plus Specs, Price and Availability in Kenya

HMD Global unveiled the Nokia Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone in July 2018 and its the first smartphone from the company to come with a notched display. The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.80-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. It is powered by octa-core processor and it comes with […]

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Recovering Deleted Files

Almost every one of us must face the situation once in our life where we lost our very important files and end up regretting. You may have lost it accidentally or may had deleted it purposely but later on, realized that you needed it. In such situations, most of us just lose the hope by […]

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Five agritech startups win seed funding at Senegal Startup Accelerator

Five young Senegalese entrepreneurs have been selected to receive six months of business incubation and $2,000 seed-funding from the Senegal Startup Accelerator to kick-start their business. The Accelerator, run by Kosmos Innovation Center and Reach for Change, has been looking for young Senegalese entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that could tackle the challenges facing the agriculture […]

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Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET

Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report.  Along with cryptomining, Cybersecurity Trends 2019: “Privacy and intrusion in the global village” details the predictions of top experts from the global cybersecurity firm, revealing the […]

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Telkom introduces Free Zones with free calls for its pre-paid voice customers

Kenya’s third largest mobile operator Telkom has launched Free Zones for its pre-paid voice customers. The Telkom Free zones according to the operator is part of its commitment to offer more value and benefit to its customers. Telkom Free Zones are selected areas where Telkom Kenya offers free calls, all day and all night, with […]

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Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at the infographic below to see Facebook’s year in numbers, projects and highlights and learn how it […]

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M-KOPA raises new funding from Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation

M-KOPA has raised funding from Japanese multinational, Sumitomo Corporation to empower homes and small businesses. The deal was announced on December 18, 2018, though the exact amount, as well as other details about the deal, weren’t disclosed. Through this investment, Sumitomo Corporation aims to launch a new business related to distributed power sources and contribute to […]

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Future of Artificial Intelligence Looks Bright

A few years ago, the idea of controlling your lights or even security system remotely through your smartphone would have been deemed so futuristic and only present in the minds of science fiction novelists.   Artificial intelligence might conjure images of the latest Sci-fi movie that you recently watched, yet in actual sense, its actual […]

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Turn your TV into your personal assistant with the new LG AI TVs

When Google recently announced that Google Assistant is now integrated into more than 5,000 smart home devices, most of us wondered how far the evolution of the TV would go. In many households, the TV has positioned itself as a must-have home device that is used both actively and passively. So natural was the transition […]

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LG makes the shift to 5G

Imagine a world where houses are self-cleaning and electrical grids responding automatically to fluxes in energy demands. Think about virtual reality, or even augmented reality devoid of the annoying lag that are often in today’s networks. Or should I put it as, living in a smarter and more connected world? From the very basic mobile […]

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Liquid Telecom has partnered with Code for Africa to map air pollution in Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with Code for Africa (CfA) to install air quality sensors in 3,000 sites across Kenya. The sensors will be installed in a phased rollout at Liquid Telecom Kenya’s towers country-wide and powered by the company’s new Internet of Things (IoT) Low Power Wide Area (Sigfox LPWAN) network. The nationwide rollout […]

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8K OLED TV is Here With Us

In the next few years, you could actually be binge-watching your favourite show in a self-driving car, or checking who is knocking at your door without actually rising from the comfort of your couch. A while back 4K filming and streaming went mainstream through making picture quality clearer. But who knew it could go to […]

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What’s Good for 2019? 5G Network

2018 has been a great year for technology.  It is the year that saw the awe-inspiring scientific and technological advances that have the potential to change our lives in dramatic ways come close to realizing their potential. IBM released its ‘Five-for-Five’ report, highlighting amazing technological advances that will have a real impact on lives in […]

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24Bit Podcast: Discussion on Safaricom’s Neon Kicka 4 Smartphone

  The Safaricom Neon Kicka 4 was unveiled in October 2018 under the company’s #MaishaNiDigital campaign and is selling at Ksh.3,499. It is an Android Go device and that price tag makes it the cheapest Android Go device in the market right now. In our latest episode of 24Bit we talk about the smartphone and […]

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Dimension Data Solutions to launch its digital business solutions in 2019

Dimension Data East Africa, trading as Dimension Data Solutions Limited has announced plans to launch its digital business solutions in East Africa in 2019. Using big data and analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies the firm says it will start deploying niche solutions targeting its core client segments of financial services, public sector, telecommunications, […]

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Western Union and TerraPay partner to expand payout options to Mobile Wallets across Africa

Western Union, has announced a new partnership with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout options across Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The partnership further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers’ mobile wallets across these regions. TerraPay’s low value payments network connects financial instruments internationally. […]

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South Africa’s insurtech startup Pineapple accepted into US Insurance accelerator

More than a year and a month after insurance tech startup Pineapple raised R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of Hannover-Re Group Africa, the startup has now been accepted into The Hartford Insurtech Hub. The Johannesburg-based startup will get to work with top Insurance companies in the US such as Travellers, Aetna, USAA, […]

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Mastercard and Angaza partnership

Mastercard, DPO Group partner to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard and Africa’s leading payment service provider, DPO Group have entered into a new partnership to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments. The collaboration will enable DPO to act as a Pan-African switch by using the Mastercard Payments Gateway Services (MPGS). DPO will now be able to independently authorise transactions without […]

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A look back: Digital transformation in South Africa

The start of 2018 saw global technology research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), predict that South African channel partners would have to evolve strategy and platform to meet the growing demand for digital transformation. With more than 90% of organisations already embarking on a digital transformation strategy at the beginning of the year, […]

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Guest Post: Driverless cars: The future of Transportation

By Rilind Elezaj. Driverless cars, which are also known as self-driving or autonomous vehicles, are the future of transportation. Various car brands from all over the world have already expressed great interest in them, mainly because of the transformation that they can bring into the transport industry. These machines depend on sensors to favorably interact […]

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Column: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry

By Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle. It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world, with a business volume equal to […]

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Sopho adds Lateral Movement Protection to XG Firewall to prevents threats from spreading

Sophos has now included lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. According to the SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report there is a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are […]

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Ecobank names MFS Africa Ltd as its Digital payment partner

Ecobank has announced the appointment of MFS Africa as its Digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The partnership allows Ecobank customers to send and receive money to and from over 170 million mobile money users through an integration with MFS Africa that covers all Telcos in the MFS Africa Hub. […]

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